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Europe

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Europe is calling, with its captivating history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant cultures. It is the ultimate playground for gap year backpackers and adventurous travellers, and what better way to spend your summer than exploring the incredible destinations of Germany, Croatia, and Spain. Centuries of intriguing history meets vibrant modern life, with breathtaking natural wonders woven throughout. Marvel at the Colosseum and the ancient history still standing in Rome, or get lost in the canals of Amsterdam. Feast on delicious street food in Prague and delight in the fresh seafood of Lisbon. Sail through the bluest mediterranean seas as you go island hopping in Greece. Challenge your taste buds with cheap beer in Berlin and succulent wine in the French Riviera. Cities, castles, lakes, and beaches – Europe is begging to be explored.

Croatia

Croatia is a country full of undiscovered magic, and the perfect destination for adventure lovers. Think the luxurious turquoise bays of Greece’s islands mixed with the affordability of SouthEast Asia. See Dubrovnik’s iconic walls and ancient ruins in Pula. Kayak clear waters in Hvar and explore unforgettable lakeside towns. Here you’ll find flavoursome food, rooftop bars for sunset cocktails, and bustling hostels to meet like minded travellers. Pack your swimsuit and adventurous spirit, hop on board a sailing trip to visit Croatia’s stunning coastlines, and discover why so many backpackers are raving about this hidden gem of a country.

Italy

With more World Heritage sites than any other country in the world, expect tons of charm when visiting the beautiful Italy. From the mystical ruins of Rome to the enchanting canals of Venice, Italy is full of unforgettable destinations. Discover Cinque Terre’s colourful cliffside villages, and wander through cobbled streets in Florence. See the colosseum, the leaning tower of Pisa, and rolling vineyards in Tuscany. A day in Italy isn’t complete without melt-in-your-mouth pizza, freshly made pasta, and a scoop of gelato for dessert. You’ll be living out your European fantasies when travelling through Italy.

Greece

Volcanic landscapes, ancient ruins, and endless sunshine awaits you in Greece. Here, every corner unveils new adventures waiting to be explored. The history to be discovered here is unmatched, and the stunningly clear waters of the Mediterranean will leave you mesmerised. The Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, and Temple of Apollo are surely on your bucket list. Explore olive groves and vineyards in remote villages, before finding paradise as you island hop from Mykonos to Santorini. Iconic blue and white villages, mouth-watering grecian street food, and breathtaking sunsets over colourful water. Greece is a playground for every traveller, full of unforgettable adventures.

France

France really does have something for everyone. In the capital of Paris, explore stylish avenues before seeing the Eiffel Tower light up the night sky. You may want to discover the secret coves and crystal clear water of Nice on the French Riviera. If food is your favourite part of travelling, you’ll love what the french cuisine has to offer. Enjoy buttery pastries and crepes in Brittany, local market delicacies, and the perfect sunset glass of wine in Lyon. Be swept away by the history, romance, and delicious treats waiting to be discovered in France.

Germany

Germany is a country rich in history and culture, and epic nightlife. With charming, rustic villages that feel straight from a fairytale, and scenic rivers running through mountainous terrain, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of ancient castles along the Romantic Road, traverse the mystical Black Forest, and dance the night away at Berlin’s legendary clubs. Indulge in hearty German cuisine, from savoury sausages and schnitzels to comforting pretzels and steins of frothy beer. Germany offers a tapestry of experiences that will leave you eager for more.

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Once In A Lifetime 25 Day European Quest Tour

25 Day European Quest Tour

Visit 9 of Europe's top bucket list destinations with this 25-day itinerary including informative guides, accommodation and transport.

  • 9 Countries
  • Discover Paris
  • Explore Barcelona
  • Amsterdam Nightlife
Ski The Pyrenees Andorra Ski & Apres

Andorra Ski & Apres

Hit the slopes for the best 7 day ski and apres adventure. Including all accommodation, transport, ski essentials and some meals.

  • Apres Ski
  • Ski the Pyrenees
  • Explore Barcelona
  • Included Ski Rental & Pass
Sailing Adventure Montenegro & Croatia Sailing Adventure

Montenegro & Croatia Sailing Adventure

Discover Montenegro and Croatia on this 15-day ultimate sailing adventure including island hopping, accommodation and an informative guide.

  • Small Group Sailing
  • Croatia & Montenegro Hotspots
  • Sail the Dalmatian Coast
  • Island Hopping
Croatia's Hotspots Croatia Sailing Adventure

Croatia Sailing Adventure

Join this ultimate 8-day Croatia sailing adventure including island hopping, informative guides, accommodation and a boat party.

  • Croatia's Hidden Gems
  • Boat Party
  • Beach Clubs
  • Island Hopping
Best of Greece Greece Island Hopper

Greece Island Hopper

Visit Greece's hotspots and hidden gems with this ultimate 9-day itinerary including informative guides, accommodation and transport.

  • The Best of Greece
  • Beach Clubs Hotel Stays
  • Experienced Guides
  • Bucket List Experiences
Great Value Discover Europe By Rail Tour

Discover Europe By Rail Tour

Discover the best of Europe by rail over 20 days and 9 countries on this ultimate European adventure including guide & accommodation.

  • Epic Group Travel
  • Europe's Top Destinations
  • Awesome Nightlife
  • Accommodation Included
Most Popular European Highlights 14 Day Tour

European Highlights 14 Day Tour

Visit Europe's top bucket list destinations with this ultimate 14-day itinerary including informative guides, accommodation and transport.

  • Start in London
  • The Best of Europe
  • Experienced Guides
  • Accommodation Included
Liveaboard Adventure 10 Day Croatia Sailing Adventure

10 Day Croatia Sailing Adventure

Explore the stunning Croatian coast and historic cities over 10 blissful days in the sun on this epic Croatia Sailing experience.

  • Premium Sailing Experience
  • Explore Ancient Cities
  • Snorkel and Kayak
  • Meals Included

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it expensive to travel Europe?

Whilst it is one of the more expensive continents to travel, that should not deter you from exploring Europe. It is still absolutely possible to travel on a budget, by staying in hostels, opting for cheaper countries, and sharing the costs with travel mates.

How do I know what countries to visit in Europe?

With so many incredible countries to explore, it can be difficult to choose where to visit. To help you navigate the possibilities, check out our Europe tours for the best destinations and recommendations for first time or seasoned travellers.

What is the best way to travel around Europe?

Travel by bus, train, or flight – each experience will be unique. Travelling by rail or bus as part of a group tour tends to be the most affordable, and a great way to make the most out of your time in Europe as well as make friends. Check out some of our Europe tours for some inspiration.

How many days should I spend in Europe?

We recommend you spend at least 10 days in Europe, giving you enough time to experience the highlights of famous cities like Athens or Lisbon. With 10 days to explore, you could visit London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Prague. Or you could focus on one or two countries like seeing the best of Italy or Greece. The more time you spend in Europe, the more countries you can tick off of your bucket list. Stretch your budget and join a guided tour that visits backpacker friendly destinations so you can make the most of your time and money.

Does Europe have good beaches?

Absolutely! There are countries in Europe known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Hop on board a sailing tour around Croatia or Greece to experience unforgettable beauty on the turquoise Mediterranean sea. Or enjoy a Spain and Portugal highlights tour with plenty of opportunity to see gorgeous bays and epic waves.

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